I understand the excitement, the energetic activity, the teamwork, all of the good that comes from competitive sports, but don't those kinds cause reward/punishment mindsets that skew societies' values & unhealthily boost individual ego, causing separation from people? ("me me me, i won i won"... meh, no thanks).
Extreme exercise/activities can be exhilarating without desire to "win" or "beat" other people (I hike, train at gym, & do pilates, not competing with anyone, & feel on top of the world with only love in my heart ).
I think this world could be better off without competitiveness but instead lifting eachother up without comparing to one anothers' acheivements & failures.
It goes even deeper with structural distraction from societal needs, like how the Roman empire distracted & used their citizens...